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Hi-Lo closing in February

Slim mentioned this on the January thread but I think it deserves its own post.

http://www.boston.com/yourtown/news/j...

Whole Foods? f7u12

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      1. This is such a disappointment. We typically headed over to JP about once/month to stock up. Now that I think about it, it was rarely crowded while we were there.

        Whole Foods? I guess it's going in b/c that's where the majority want to shop. Nothing wrong with the place; I'm just sorry to see the loss of diversity to be replaced by the typical fare.

        1. So sad! I have only gone to Hi-Lo once or twice over the years (you can't get there from here, at least not without a very long drive), but it was always so good to know it WAS there. In this day of big shiny Asian supermarkets, one would hope that a Latino supermarket would also have a place in our community.

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          1. re: PinchOfSalt

            I seem to remember a decent sized latin market on the south side of Boston, like off of Melnea Cass. Can't recall the name though..

            1. re: grant.cook

              I think you mean Tropical Foods on Washington.

            2. re: PinchOfSalt

              I live in JP, walking distance to the Hi-Lo as well as the local Stop and Shop. and I have to say, I would NEVER wind up going to the Hi-Lo. It was always empty, filthy, no decent produce. I don't think its replacement with a Whole Foods is evidence of the community's lack of desire for a Latino supermarket (quite the opposite! much like the Asian markets, everyone seems to like ethnic supermarkets, they tend to have cool stuff!), but specifically evidence that the Hi-Lo wasn't very good at being a supermarket - of any sort.